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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Parable of Aunt Rose

A beautiful evening of the spirit and speakers to start off this session of General Conference!

I enjoyed listening President Dieter F Uchtdorf. His words hold great understanding and I love listening to His talks. I feel like it strengthens me every time. He shares amazing stories that help me grow spiritually in understanding. The story of Ava and Aunt Rose was very beautiful.

I think the "Parable of Great Aunt Rose" will forever be in my heart. 
"In this painting, a pioneer girl is skipping along a bright blue path. She has endured many dark and dreary days, but she has a spring in her step and looks optimistic, happy, and hopeful."

The painting is called Joy in the Journey by Salvador Alvarez. You can find it at
"As you walk through life, I hope you will feel a spring in your step as you trust the Lord and continue on your own bright path of discipleship. Faith will lead you to open your eyes to the things Heavenly Father has in store for you. Love for God and His children will continue to brighten your path, even on dark and cloudy days."

"Forever is composed of nows", and "Now is part of eternity." It's wonderful to know that even though our lives may not have gone the way we dreamed or planned, we can choose to "live joyfully now." 

"Focus on the wonders and miracles of life."

"God didn't design us to be sad, He created us to have joy. So if we trust Him, He will help us to notice the good, bright and hopeful things in life. And sure enough the road will remain bright and the road will become brighter."

"Through faith and hope, everything will make sense."

A note from Jeffrey R Holland:

As the general women’s meeting approaches, I have thought a lot about you. I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for the women in our families, our Church, and our communities. You all have your own needs and concerns, yet you reach out so compassionately to those around you. That is the true mark of discipleship.

Life is not easy. Challenges can seem everlasting, but whatever your burdens—and no matter how frequent your challenges—Jesus Christ understands you. He can heal you from the wounds of life and help you bear your burdens. I hope and pray that our meeting together on September 26 will help you feel Christ’s true love for you.


brielle lichlyter said...

What is this painting called? Any ideas where I can buy it?

Pam said...

What an amazing talk and like you, I think that it will stay in my mind forever. The painting is called Joy in the Journey. You can find it @

Sondra Murray said...

Thank you Pam! I have been trying to find the painting information for Brielle. I appreciate your comment and pointing us in the right direction. Thanks again. Sondra


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